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SonySonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens
 
4.9

(based on 79 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Nice bokeh (51)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (41)
  • Strong construction (41)
  • Consistent output (39)
  • Lightweight (37)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Low light (41)
  • Night photography (28)
  • Weddings (26)
  • Landscape/scenery (25)
  • Video (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (24), Pro photographer (18), Semi-pro photographer (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Great Prime Lens!

By Jeremy Goad

from Greensboro, NC

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Lightweight
  • Nice Bokeh
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Night Photography
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events

    Comments about Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens:

    This lens is really sharp and gives you the great shallow depth of field shots you'd expect from the numbers. The autofocus is fast and the video looks great when attached to my A7 body.

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    5.0

    Sooooo sharp

    By Tim

    from Phoenix

    Comments about Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens:

    Amazing lens. Crystal clear great color and sharp as a tack

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    5.0

    Great lens

    By Liz

    from Northwest Indiana

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens:

      I use primarily for video interviews, but is also an excellent lens for photography. Great lens. Sharp focus, lovely bokeh.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent lens with excellent bokeh

      By Alexandra

      from NYC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light

      Comments about Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens:

      Fast and bright, great bokeh, great balance on the sony alpha 7 II.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Gorgeous Inages

      By Jeffreykmd

      from Dallas

      Comments about Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens:

      I could not be more pleased with this lens. Images are gorgeous. I could not be happier. Images are sharp and clean. Spectacular lens

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      5.0

      Whoa!!

      By Kevie

      from Philadelphia PA

      Comments about Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens:

      Amazing . Sharp. Bokealisioissssssss. And a great focal length

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Lens: Sharp, beautiful bokeh

      By Khai Lieng

      from Portland, Oregon

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens:

        If I can give it more than 5 stars, I would do so.
        I am more happy with this lens on my A7 than the 85mmF1.4G on Nikon D800 for both portrait, and general shooting. The Sigma 70mm is also pretty good for portrait, but not close to this baby (may be 70%) on A7.

        The FE55mmF1.8 is fast auto focus, produces nice contrast, SHARPness for protrait, and beautiful bokeh. This lens made me fall in love with Zeiss color. It has more than I can describe. I start looking into more Zeiss lenses after owning this one. Zeiss is a special taste compared to NikCanon.

        If you are not happy with any lens you've owned before, now you are lucky because you has chance to know this lens. Do yourself a favor to get this lens now and thank me for telling you this:-)

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        5.0

        Best lens EVER

        By Rapazolla

        from Tel Aviv, Israel

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Night Photography

          Comments about Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens:

          Great lens for low light, bought it to photogram my little baby girl also in-house & at night.
          great for street shooting as well. fast focus and beautiful bukeh!

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wow

          By Butter

          from Seattle

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Can't think of any

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens:

          You want sharp here it is?

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          • No

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          SHARP,SHARP,SHARP

          By Bob

          from Kansas City, MO

          Comments about Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens:

          Traded my old Canon gear to BH for this lens and the new Sony A7II. BH gave me fair price for my 5DII and 24-70 2.8 and 70-200 2.8. It took me a while to get used to a few things but I'm very happy with the switch. I've never used a lens this sharp. The images just pop, you won't regret buying this lens

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          5.0

          a perfect lens

          By Davis

          from New York, NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens:

              I use this lens for on-location product photography. The open aperture of 1.8 allows for a beautifully blurred background.

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              5.0

              Sharp and Fast

              By RFitz

              from Richmond, VA

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Rugged
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Portraits

                Comments about Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens:

                This lens is the perfect companion to my a7. It is of similarly high build quality and feels excellent in the hand. More importantly, it takes beautiful, sharp photos every time. I've had it for several weeks and don't even have the smallest complaint. Highly recommended.

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                5.0

                Best Lens I have owned

                By aperezy

                from Lansdale, PA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Nice Bokeh
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens:

                  This is the best prime lens I have owned...sharp at all Aperture and great for my A7

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                  4.0

                  nice lens

                  By jim

                  from wisconsin

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Photography

                  Comments about Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens:

                  nice lens

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  sharp as a tack

                  By gabriele

                  from bay area, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Night Photography

                    Comments about Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens:

                    expensive but you get what you pay for. sharp, nice bokeh. my go-to street lens.

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                    5.0

                    Perfection!

                    By THF

                    from NYC

                    Comments about Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens:

                    This is my only lens for my new Sony A7m2 canera and it might be the only one I'll ever need. Sharp, fast, etc. worth the price!

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                    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    EXCELLENT

                    By Phil

                    from Fairfield, CT

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Difficult to Clean
                    • Slow Focus

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Night Photography
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens:

                    Nice bokeh, great in low light. Great lens for a Sony Zeiss.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    It Is What It Is

                    By Bruno

                    from LA, CA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Nice Bokeh
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Portraits

                      Comments about Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens:

                      It's well-constructed Zeiss glass so I can't ask for much more. If you know photography and how to make use of lenses, you have nothing to complain about with this one.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great lens

                      By G0M0

                      from Philadelphia Area

                      Comments about Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens:

                      All reviews of this lens are five stars. I can't add more except to agree!!

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                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      nice lens

                      By Benoit

                      from los angeles

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight
                      • Nice Bokeh

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Sony Sonnar T* FE 55mm f/1.8 ZA Lens:

                        back to the beginning, a "normal" focal length. Not much professional use for me but reminds me of my first film camera. Fun.

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